The Fatburger chain’s location in Pukalani will be celebrating its first birthday this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The place known for burgers, sandwiches and both fat and skinny French fries will party down with giveaways, samples and specials every day. What’s more, they’ll host award-winning entertainers everyday, too!
The live music starts Friday with the musical stylings of Kevin Brown from 11am to 2pm. There will be bold drumming with Zenshin Daiko at noon, and Sheldon Brown will play in the evening 5-8pm. It happens again on Saturday with Benny Uyetake starting the festivities at 11am (playing until 2pm) and Zeshin Daiko at noon. Sheldon Brown will play Saturday from 5pm to 8pm and then again on Sunday from 4pm to 7pm.
The Fatburger franchise started back in 1952 in California by Lovey Yancey, who apparently loved a great burger. Her menu is still largely the same, with burgers made from fresh ground chuck sirloin and loaded with great toppings as well as old fashioned shakes (made with Roselani Ice Cream) and divine onion rings. Pukalani Terrace Center, 55 Pukalani St., 808-573-2159
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SHERATON SHAVE ICE
It’s been so hot lately that I’m sure you’re craving some of our island’s favorite frozen treat–shave ice. I bet the last time you dug into one of those colorful sweet icy mounds in a cone, there was a wish in the back of your mind that it was spiked with a little pau hana power. Well, Brandon Maeda–the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s director of food and beverage–apparently had the same thought.
“Hawaiian shave ice is a popular treat for kids of all ages,” says Maeda. “We are pleased to bring this island favorite to the resort and have it appeal to our adult guests in a whole new way with the addition of liquor to the recipe. Hawaiian shave ice is delicious on its own or as dessert after a meal of the resort’s recently introduced gourmet all-beef and Portuguese sausage dogs.”
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Mai Tai Bar is open daily from 10am to 4pm. There you can enjoy the splendor of Black Rock while devouring your spiked ice. The resort has developed flavors like Rum Rainbow, Spiked Pineapple and Tropical Cactus, or just use your own creativity and design your own. I’m thinking li-hing tequila lime…
Of course, they also offer virgin shave ice for the kids. The bar also serves mochi ice cream and a great selection of gourmet toppings for the hot dogs. Happy hour at the Mai Tai is early–10am to noon–but you can also mosey over to the Cliff Dive Bar for their happy hour, which runs 3-5pm. Of course, if you’re there you might as well stay for the live music, hula dancer and the cliff diving ceremony starting around 6:30pm. Even then, the fun doesn’t have to end, because Black Rock Steak and Seafood and Teppanyaki-Dan are offering 20 percent off deals for kama‘aina.
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KRISPY KREME TURNS 76
I had no idea the Krispy Kreme donut chain was so old! The franchise began in 1937 with a New Orleans dough recipe bought in Kentucky and fried and sold through a hole in a warehouse in North Carolina. By the turn of the millennium their popularity had blown up–hence our Kahului Maui store, which is actually the only Krispy Kreme location in the entire state.
The novelty of drive-thru doughnuts and coffee has not worn off yet, and I still see local people travelling around the island with boxes of these treats. If you’re not a regular, please note that you can grab discounted doughnuts after 9pm.
This Saturday, July 13, they’re celebrating their 76th birthday by offering you a huge present: buy a dozen of their original glazed donuts and get another dozen for just 76 cents. Krispy Kreme, 433 Kele St., Kahului, 808-893-0883.